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Windows problem...

Postby nagual » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:55 pm

So, although Linux Mint is my primary OS, I have to use Windows OS (mostly 7 or 10 in both flavor - 32/64bit) for some software I use on daily basis.

But, recently I have a weird problem with file associations...

Let me explain....

I use software which don't have any installation, write nothing on registry, one EXE, no DLL's, OCX..no nothing, you can run it from any place on drive - real portable:-)
Developed from pro IT company in mid 90's, but company exist no more.
It's a Sinclair QL emulator and he work with specific file extension (mdv) which represent something like ST/MSA on Atari.

Program have file browser screen with some options - select file with MDV extensions and parameters (ROM,RAM, Toolkits etc..).
Program have pretty much símilar philosophy as Tos2Win.

If I add MDV file assotiations to software really interesting things are happening - without any visible or logical reason, on some real machines/VM works fine - double click run directly QL program in desired environment.

But...more often, after double click i receive the file browser for MDV selection...so, no direct run..????

How can it be?

Of course I can select every time MDV file, but...what's the point of file associations...?

Does anyone have experience with this odd behaviour?
Any idea?

Cheers! :cheers:

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Re: Windows problem...

Postby nagual » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:55 pm

Problem solved:-)

Cheers! :cheers:

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Re: Windows problem...

Postby TheNameOfTheGame » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:45 pm

That was quick. Glad you got it fixed. :cheers:

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Re: Windows problem...

Postby nagual » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:38 am

It was actually registry issue...
False path and wrong action make this error annoying:-)

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Re: Windows problem...

Postby wongck » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:06 am

Registry is a very complicated complex version of Newdesk.inf and assign.sys. LOL
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Re: Windows problem...

Postby nagual » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:09 am

wongck wrote:Registry is a very complicated complex version of Newdesk.inf and assign.sys. LOL


Indeed :D

And unstable, chaotic and....and.... :D


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